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Immediate Family Details


Glenn Close and James Woods star in this artery-clogging schmaltz about a childless couple who desperately want to have a baby. Linda (Close) and Michael Spector (Woods) are an upscale couple who have everything -- except a child. Linda mists over after she takes her temperature, plans the correct time for conception, and then her period starts. Despite medical intervention, the Spectors cannot conceive. They finally decide to adopt a child and meet the pregnant 17-year-old Lucy (Mary Stuart Masterson), who decides that the Spectors can provide a better home for her child than she and her boyfriend Sam (Kevin Dillon) could. The Spectors look Lucy over and determine -- since Lucy's mother died when she was seven -- to take care of her during her pregnancy. The three bond as they await the birth of Lucy's child. But now Lucy has second thoughts about the decision to turn her baby over to the Spectors. The solution for this happy group? Adopt Lucy and become the "immediate family." ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 27, 1989


Awarded by
National Board of Review Mary Stuart Masterson Best Supporting Actress 1989 Winner


Glenn Close
as Linda Spector
James Woods
as Michael Spector
Mary Stuart Masterson
as Lucy Moore
Kevin Dillon
as Sam
Linda Darlow
as Susan Drew
Jane Greer
as Michael's Mother
Jessica James
as Bessie
Mimi Kennedy
as Eli's Mom
Charles Levin
as Eli's Dad
Harrison Mohr
as Eli
Matthew Moore
as Jason
Kristin Sanderson
as Kristin "Picasso"
Merrilyn Gann
as Kristin's Mom
Stephen E. Miller
as Lucy's Stepfather
Chuck Bennett
as Sportscaster
Veena Sood
as Admitting Nurse
Daniel Roberds
as Baby William/Andrew
Pamela Ludwig
as Anna
Elinore Then
as Dr. Nathanson's Nurse
Blu Mankuma
as Crib Mover
Jennifer Sedman
as Kid on Blanket
Tess Brady
as Delivery Doctor
Deryl Fell
as Father at Game
Venus Terzo
as Spanish Woman's Daughter
Robyn Simons
as Girl in Vet's Office
Anita Kam
as Rich Daughter
Katie Murray
as Birthday Girl
Lynn Eastman
as Phone Operator
Wendy Van Riesen
as Pregnant Woman
Tony Dakota
as Kid on Blanket
Liam Ramsey
as Lucy's Stepbrother
Ashlee MacMilliam
as Girl at Puppet Show
Joanne Bates
as Home Buyer
Royce Wallace
as Nurse
Janet Judd
as Woman on Bus
Chelsea Hooper
as Kid on Blanket
Thor Derksen
as Paper Boy
Babs Chula
as Birthday Girl's Mom
Beatriz Pizano
as Spanish Woman's Daughter
Deborah Offner
as Kathy
Alisha Bell
as Kid on Blanket
Donna Peerless
as Linda's Client
Simone Clelland
as Anne Marie
Ken Lerner
as Josh
Colleen Darnell
as Salon Employee
Darrell Roberds
as Anxious Father
Joyce Erickson
as Vet Receptionist
Rebecca Toolan
as Real Estate Woman
Celine Lockhart
as Rich Mother
Richard White
as Anxious Father
Nora Heflin
as Dr. Samuels
Walter Marsh
as Dr. Nathanson
John Kirkconnell
as Son at Game
Andrew Kavadas
as Crib Mover
Andrea Mann
as Spanish Woman's Daughter
Rob Roy
as Home Buyer
Bill Croft
as Man on Phone
Freda Perry
as Lawyer's Receptionist
Brenda Crichlow
as Doctor's Receptionist
Gloria Reuben
as Maternity Nurse
Benjamin Altschul
as One-year-old William
Nora Kletter
as Girl at Puppet Show
Maya Saunders
as Lucy's Stepsister
Ben Reeder
as Paul


Jonathan Kaplan
Barbara Benedek
John Lindley
Brad Fiedel
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Kurson
Mark Freeborn
Production Designer
David Wilson
Production Designer
Midge Sanford
Sarah Pillsbury
John H. Starke
Associate Producer
Lawrence Kasdan
Executive Producer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Sally Dennison
Grace Gilroy
Production Manager
Julie Selzer
Michael Dennison
Costumes Supervisor
Irene Kent